Bangladeshi schoolchildren visit Bengal on four-day tour
Kolkata: In a significant step towards enhancing mutual co-operation and the feeling of brotherhood, the Border Security Force (BSF), South Bengal Frontier has arranged for a four-day tour of Bengal for 36 schoolchildren (17 male & 19 female) from Bangladesh.
The visit kicked off from Monday with these school children paying a visit to Raj Bhavan where they got the opportunity to meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. The Governor addressed the children and informed them of the historical importance of the building. He also discussed about the good relationship between the two countries and how the children can play an important role in maintaining the good relationship between the two countries in future.
The Bangladeshi school children presented a memento to the Governor and the latter presented a token of remembrance to the school children.
The schoolchildren will be visiting a number of places of interest in the city including Science City and Indian Museum in the next few days before departing to Bangladesh through the Petrapole border on March 1.
It may be mentioned that during Director General Level talks held in New Delhi in October last year a decision was taken to have visit of school children of BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) between the two countries. School children from Bengal had visited Bangladesh from January 8 to 11 in 2018.
"This visit of children of both the countries is a step forward in enhancing the mutual cooperation and coordination between the two forces and will also enhance the feeling of brotherhood and knowledge of rich culture of India," a senior BSF official said.